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Leave Policy for Disabled Employees

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made it clear that under the ADA, employees with disabilities must be provided…

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One Hundred Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers Starts Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the start of what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. According to the most recent data from the National Safety Council, …

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Where should a workers' compensation claim be filed?

Where should a workers’ compensation claim be filed if an employee lives in one state, but works in another? According to an April decision…

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Understanding Non-Compete Agreements

As part of an employment contract, employers commonly require employees to sign non-compete agreements, which prohibit them from working for…

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Understanding Non-Compete Agreements

As part of an employment contract, employers commonly require employees to sign non-compete agreements, which prohibit them from working for…

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Partner Keith Leonard to present at National Business Institute seminar

Keith Leonard is scheduled to give two different presentations at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) two-day course, “Real Estate Transactions…

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Workplace Harassment

Employers know that racial, gender or ethnic slurs can be the basis for an employee’s claim of a hostile work environment, discrimination…

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Distracted Driving Recognized in April

The National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to bring attention to what it calls “an epidemic” fueled…

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Grammatical Errors Can Be Costly in Contracts

When is a comma not just a matter of punctuation? When a missing comma in a law allows employees to gain overtime pay…

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Changes To Business Entities Code

On April 1, 2017, all Pennsylvania limited partnerships and limited liability companies must follow new procedural requirements when winding down the company. The changes…

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SEPTA Strike Explored in March Column

Partner Keith Leonard takes a look back at the November 2016 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) strike, and the connection it has to feelings of political frustration around the country…

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Employer obligations under OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the main federal agency charged with making sure employers provide their workers with a safe workplace. In keeping with that obligation, OSHA requires…

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Dangers of Daylight Savings

Those tired, sluggish feelings experienced when bodies adjust to daylight savings time also comes with increases in two things: …

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Tax Amnesty Program

If you failed to pay real estate taxes, corporate taxes, or inheritance and estate taxes prior to December 31, 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“PA DOR”) is giving you the chance to do so under its Tax Amnesty Program …

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Spring Break Traffic Fatalities

Stay safe on the road this spring break season – studies show that fatal traffic accidents spike this time of year. A study by the University of Miami found …

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Employee protection under FMLA

Eligible employees can take up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a year period for specific family and medical reasons…

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The Interactive Process

Employees in Pennsylvania are protected from disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and…

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Zoning and Motor Vehicle Accidents

The relationship between zoning ordinances and traffic patterns might not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering…

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Complications Arising From Joint Ownership of A House

Joint ownership of a house, whether between an unmarried couple, friends or business partners, can come with complications…

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Increase in deadly NJ crashes

New Jersey traffic fatalities rose between 2015 and 2016 by more than 10% according to new numbers …

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A $7,500 Credit Is Available For Those Buying Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles are often overlooked by the car buying public. For now, buyers…

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Drivers who miss just a few hours of sleep run the risk of injuring themselves or others

Drivers who miss just a few hours of sleep run the risk of injuring themselves or others. A new study…

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Now Is The Time For Interested Individuals To Apply For the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

With President-elect Donald Trump set to take office in January, the future is uncertain for undocumented individuals…

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NJ Court Ruling Allows Intoxicated Mechanic To Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits

The New Jersey appellate court recently upheld a judge’s decision allowing an injured mechanic to receive workers’…

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Legal Assistance With Immigration Matters

Many immigrants, undocumented or otherwise, are wondering about their status in the United States in light of the views on immigration policy which President-elect…

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Schultz Volunteers At Community Christmas Event

Paul Schultz, a partner with the firm, assisted with the Delran Township Christmas Tree Lighting on December 2, 2016. Mr. Schultz is a member of the Delran Recreation…

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Study Shows Rise in Road Rage, Aggression, Anger

A newly released study revealed that 78% of drivers in the U.S. expressed anger, aggression, or road range within the last year. Aggressive behavior included purposely tailgating…

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Stay Safe on the Road this Holiday Weekend

This Thanksgiving holiday weekend is expected to the busiest in the nation since 2007. AAA expects 48.7 million Americans to travel, whether by car, plane or train…

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Employment with App-Based Transportation Services

The now legal operation of Uber, Lyft and other app-based transportation services throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is opening up…

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Insurance Requirements for Uber, Lyft and other App-Based Transportation Services

The new regulations for Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies are now in effect in …

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Uber to operate legally in Pennsylvania

Popular ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft will soon be permanent features on roads across Pennsylvania…

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Attorney Michael Tinari Obtains Injunction To Protect Hertz Corp Vehicles

Partner Michael V. Tinari, Esquire, recently represented The Hertz Corporation in a matter involving claims of potential fraud against a Delaware County company that tows…

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Partner Michael Tinari Celebrates Twenty Five Years at the Firm

The law firm congratulates partner Michael V. Tinari, Esquire, on celebrating his twenty-fifth year with the firm. Mr. Tinari started with the firm as a 29-year-old associate on October 2, 1991…

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Home Buying and The Value of Legal Counsel

Imagine moving into your newly purchased home only to find out the next day that the farmer next door can legally herd his animals across your land at 5:00 a.m. The best way to…

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Partner Michael Tinari Back In The News in CJC Elevator Case

The most recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about August's elevator crash at the CJC features quotes…

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Judges want assurance of elevator safety at Criminal Justice Center

Almost two months after a sheriff's deputy was seriously injured in an elevator crash at the Criminal Justice Center, the judges who work there have hired an attorney and…

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Slip and Fall Injuries Can Have A Lasting Impact

An injury sustained in a slip and fall accident can have lasting physical and financial repercussions. It may feel as though a fall is your own fault, but…

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Using PIP as a Pedestrian

The number of pedestrians struck by vehicles is on the rise. As a pedestrian, it is important to know who is responsible for paying your medical expenses after an accident…

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ABA Adopts Rule Explicitly Forbidding Harassment and Discrimination

The American Bar Association has recently amended Model Rule of Professional Misconduct 8.4 to explicitly forbid knowing harassment or discrimination…

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Philadelphia Transfer Tax Rate to Increase

The real estate transfer tax Philadelphia will to increase from 3% to 3.1% on January 1, 2017. The tax, collected by the city any time real estate…

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Need Help In Comprehending The New Overtime Pay Regulations?

The new overtime pay regulations go into effect as of December 1, 2016. Employers must be aware of the requirements under these regulations and take the necessary steps…

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Partner, Michael Tinari, was featured on CBS Philly

Partner, Michael Tinari, was featured on CBS Philly on Monday, August 8, 2016, with an update on the condition of the man injured in the previous week's elevator incident at…

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Compensation for Work-Related Injury, Illness, Disability or Death

Employees who suffer from a work related injury, illness, disability or death are entitled to compensation from their employer under the Workers’ Compensation Act (“WCA”)…

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Choose Carefully When Making Choices About Lawsuit Options on Your Auto Insurance Coverage

Drivers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have options when selecting auto insurance coverage that can affect their ability…

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Injured at a Hospital or Other Healthcare Facility?

Studies show that patient falls are the most common cause of injuries in hospital and healthcare settings. Nearly one third…

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Sleep Deprivation Is A Major Cause Of Workplace Injuries

Sleep deprivation is a major cause of workplace injuries. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived workers are 70% more…

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Corporate Whistleblowers Can Sue on Behalf of the Government

Did you know that citizens can bring lawsuits against corporations on behalf of the government? …

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Be Careful When Choosing Limited Tort Coverage on Auto Insurance

Pennsylvania residents are able to choose between full tort and limited tort coverage when signing up for an auto…

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  • Paul H. Schultz, Esquire

    Mr. Schultz concentrates his practice in the areas of  land use law, personal injury, and civil litigation. He also regularly represents clients on business and corporate matters, real estate transactions, and a wide variety of other matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schultz worked for several years in the banking industry and as a financial planner.

    Mr. Schultz attended Rutgers University’s dual degree program, receiving his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University School of Business, from which he graduated with Highest Honors. Mr. Schultz also holds a B.S. in Finance from Rutgers University School of Business, where he graduated with High Honors. He is a member of both the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society for business students and the Rutgers Athenaeum Honors Society. Mr. Schultz continues to support his alma mater by serving as an attorney mentor for current law students through the Rutgers University School of Law Alumni Mentorship Program.

    Community involvement, public service, and pro bono volunteer initiatives are very important to Mr. Schultz. He serves as a member of the Delran Township (NJ) Zoning Board of Adjustment (2004-2011, 2013-Present), and from 2008-2011 served as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Schultz is a New Jersey Planning Official and a member of the organization of New Jersey Planning Officials. Mr. Schultz also served on Delran Township’s 2009 Master Plan Reexamination Committee, which is responsible for performing the periodic reexamination of the Township’s Master Plan, the document which sets forth comprehensive land use and community development goals for the Township.

    He is also a member of the Delran Township Recreation Advisory Committee, which is responsible for planning community recreation events and overseeing the allocation of budgeted funds to several community recreation initiatives and organizations. Mr. Schultz also serves as General Counsel for the Delran Business Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of local businesses and giving back to the community through college scholarships and other means.

    Mr. Schultz and his wife reside in Delran, New Jersey. He is a member of the Burlington County Bar Association. He enjoys traveling, attending area restaurants and cultural events, and following the local Philadelphia sports teams.

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

    Education

    • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
    • Rutgers University School of Business, M.B.A.
      • Highest Honors
    • Rutgers University School of Business, B.S.
      • High Honors

    Reported Cases

    1. Lynch v. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, et al, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 15617 (3rd Cir., July 26, 2011)
    2. Sheller, et. al. v. City of Philadelphia, et. al., 288 F.R.D. 377 (E.D. Pa., January 30, 2013)
    3. Essex Insurance Company v. RMJC, Inc., 2008 WL 2757862 (E.D. Pa., July 16, 2008)
    4. Ball v. Ehlig, 2005 WL 1023650 (Pa. Com. Pl., January 31, 2005)

    Seminars and Publications

    Resolving Local Access and Road Disputes, National Business Institute™, December 10, 2013. Presenter and Faculty Member (Cherry Hill, NJ).

    Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, National Business Institute™ (Chapter 2 Constitutional Limitations on Zoning Actions and Chapter 5 Dealing With Special Zoning Issues), 2012. Author and Presenter/Faculty Member.

    Representative Matters

    1. Represented a commercial property owner in multi-party litigation in the Superior Court of New Jersey challenging the municipal redevelopment plan of a New Jersey municipality. The municipality's redevelopment plan had designated the area surrounding the client's business as an area in need of redevelopment, leaving it subject to potential eminent domain proceedings. Mr. Schultz worked to obtain a settlement which involved the redrafting of the redevelopment plan to exclude the client's property from the redevelopment area and potential eminent domain proceedings.
    2. Represented a non-profit corporation before a municipal joint land use board. The client sought approval of a conditional use variance for use of its property as a social and cultural organization, subdivision of the 11+ acre property into two lots, approval of a minor Site Plan with regard to parking and other improvements, as well as various other submission and design waivers and bulk variances. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of all relief sought by the client in one hearing before the Board.
    3. Represented a residential property owner as an objector to a use variance application for the construction of a duplex to be used for affordable and low income housing in a single family residential neighborhood. In a hearing before a South Jersey municipal zoning board, Mr. Schultz was able to convince the board to vote unanimously to deny the requested use variance.
    4. Represented a regional distributor of motor fuels before a local joint land use board in connection with an application for variances in connection with the installation of signs and the rebranding of a service station. The application also included variances and waivers related to the bulk requirements for lot size and setback requirements. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of the relief sought by the client.
    5. Represented a real estate management company before a South Jersey zoning board in connection with a major site plan application for the conversion of an existing single tenant building into several flex units, consisting of both office and warehouse space. The client further sought variances and waivers related to the bulk requirements for lot area, lot width, lot coverage, lot improvement, front yard setback and side yard setback, parking space dimensions, number of parking spaces, signage, and stormwater management controls. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of all relief sought by the client in one hearing before the Board. Mr. Schultz also represented the client before the County Planning Board, obtaining that agency's unanimous approval as well.
    6. Represented a pet boarding, grooming and supply store seeking an interpretation and/or use variance to permit the overnight boarding of animals at the store site. The client further sought waivers of the requirements to provide a property survey and a minor site plan in connection with certain renovations to the interior of the building. Mr. Schultz obtained the Board's unanimous approval of the use variance, as well as all waivers sought by the client.

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